FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

Contacts:
Luce PR/Media:
Aliyah Kuchinsky
972.571.6830
KLRN PR/Media
Katrina Kehoe
210.208.8433
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN ANTONIO’S PREMIERE ITALIAN RESTAURANT, LUCE RISTORANTE E ENOTECA TO HOST CHEF AND AUTHOR LIDIA BASTIANICH SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (JULY 15, 2013): Luce is a local favorite for fine Italian food, featuring many traditional dishes. Flavors which often bring guests back to their best memories of Italian specialties. Fresh fish, meats and produce abound throughout Luce’s offerings and a focus on the finest ingredients is what makes Luce special. San Antonio’s Luce invites guests to dine on authentic Italian food with PBS television chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich as she talks about food, wine, cooking and travel, all in an intimate setting. WHAT: WHEN: WHERE: Dine with Lidia Bastianich and special guest Michael Mondavi August 4th or 5th, 2013 Luce Ristorante e Enoteca 11255 Huebner Road San Antonio, TX COST: Dinner | Aug 4 | $175 pp Dinner Sunday, August 4 | 6:30pm | $175pp Lunch | Aug 5 | $100 pp View Menu OR CONTACT: klrn.org/chef or 210.270.9000 Lunch Monday, August 5 | noon | $100pp View Menu Ticket includes:  An authentic Italian meal prepared by chef/owner Joseph Buonincontri of Luce Ristorante e Enoteca  Fine wine presented by vintner Michael Mondavi from Michael Mondavi Family Estates  A conversation and presentation by Lidia Bastianich, along with a signed cookbook “I am proud that Luce has been selected for this very important fundraiser for KLRN. Having the opportunity to present Lidia Bastianich and Michael Mondavi, two very accomplished and generous food and beverage icons, is very special,” said Buonincontri. MORE
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Lidia Bastianich, Michael Mondavi and Joseph Buonincontri are all available for interviews prior to the events. Please contact Katrina Kehoe or Aliyah Kutchinsky to schedule an interview. All proceeds benefit KLRN Public Television. ABOUT LIDIA BASTIANICH: Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award‐winning public television host, a best‐selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. www.lidiasitaly.com ABOUT MICHAEL MONDAVI: Michael Mondavi and his family are indelibly linked to the Napa Valley and the great wines that bear their family name. Co‐founding the Robert Mondavi Winery with his father in 1966, today Michael with wife Isabel, son Rob Jnr, and daughter Dina, collaborate on a limited number of world‐class wines at the Michael Mondavi Family Estate. ABOUT LUCE: Established in 2006, Luce is San Antonio’s premier destination for authentic Italian cuisine crafted by Neapolitan owner and chef Joseph Buonincontri. Menus showcase Buonincontri family recipes brought back from travels to Italy. "My goal for Luce is to create a warm environment for guests that is typical of a true Italian heritage." www.lucesanantonio.com ABOUT KLRN: KLRN is the Public Television station for South Central Texas and broadcasts to a 30‐county radius. The mission of KLRN is to use the power of telecommunications to provide quality programs and services which advance education, culture and community, to enrich the lives of people throughout our community and beyond. www.klrn.org 
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